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Friday, May 6, 2016

Quotes of the day... 5/6/16

“Man's mind may be likened to a garden, 
which may be intelligently cultivated 
or allowed to run wild.”
     ~ James Allen 

“Suffering is always the effect 
of wrong thought in some direction. 
It is an indication that the individual 
is out of harmony with himself, 
with the Law of his being.”
     ~ James Allen 

“He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: 
environment is but his looking glass.”
     ~ James Allen 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quotes of the day... 5/5/16

“You never really understand a person 
until you consider things from his point of view... 
Until you climb inside of his skin 
and walk around in it.”
     ~ Harper Lee 

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, 
because I was a different person then.” 
     ~ Lewis Carroll

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, 
in the courage that drives one person 
to stand up for another.” 
     ~ Veronica Roth

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Quotes of the day... 5/4/16

“My mother was taught 
the ch'an concept of happiness, 
which was to find satisfaction in small things. 
I was taught to appreciate 
the fresh air in the morning, 
the color of leaves turning red in autumn 
and the water's smoothness 
when I soaked my hands in the basin.”
     ~ Anchee Min

“The most important lesson he taught me 
was that there was no one singular perspective 
on things or emotions in the universe—
no one way of comprehending truth.”
     ~ Anchee Min

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quotes of the day... 5/3/16

“A man only begins to be a man
when he ceases to whine and revile, 
and commences to search for 
the hidden justice which regulates his life. 
And when he adapts his mind 
to that regulating factor, 
he ceases to accuse others 
as the cause of his condition, 
and builds himself up in 
strong and noble thoughts; 
ceases to kick against circumstances, 
but begins to use them as aids 
to his more rapid progress, 
and as a means of the hidden powers 
and possibilities within himself.”
     ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh 

“A person is limited only 
by the thoughts that he chooses.”
     ~ James Allen 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Quotes of the day... 5/2/16

“The outer conditions of a person's life 
will always be found to be harmoniously 
related to his inner state...
Men do not attract that which they want, 
but that which they are.”
     ~ James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes,
the greater is his success, his influence,
his power of good. Calmness of mind is
one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
     ~ James Allen

Friday, April 29, 2016

Quotes of the day... 4/29/16

“Keep in mind, Eragon, that no one 
thinks himself a villain, and few 
make decisions they think are wrong. 
A person may dislike his choice, 
but he will stand by it because, 
even in the worst circumstances, 
he believes that it was the best option 
available to him at the time.”
     ~ Christopher Paolini

“People have an annoying habit 
of remembering things they shouldn't.”
     ~ Christopher Paolini

“The monsters of the mind are 
far worse than those that actually exist.” 
     ~ Christopher Paolini

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quotes of the day... 4/28/16

“Adventures are all very well in their place, 
but there's a lot to be said for regular meals 
and freedom from pain.”
     ~ Neil Gaiman

Step back and observe the problem
as it fades and the solution appears.
Just because the contrast is necessary, 
Doesn’t mean we have to react to it.

“Because you don't notice the light 
without a bit of shadow. Everything has 
both dark and light. You have to play with it 
till you get it exactly right.” 
     ~ Libba Bray

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quotes of the day... 4/26/16

“I have always believed, and I still believe, 
that whatever good or bad fortune 
may come our way we can always give it 
meaning and transform it into something of value.”
     ~ Hermann Hesse

“. . . gentleness is stronger than severity, 
water is stronger than rock, 
love is stronger than force.”
     ~ Hermann Hesse

“When dealing with the insane, 
the best method is to pretend to be sane.”
     ~ Hermann Hesse

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quotes of the day... 4/26/16

“Ten times a day 
something happens to me like this – 
some strengthening throb of amazement – 
some good, sweet, empathic ping and swell. 
This is the first, the wildest 
and the wisest thing I know: 
that the soul exists and is built 
entirely out of attentiveness.”
     ~ Mary Oliver

I have never not received an answer
I was sure I would receive.

“Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.” 
     ~ Mary Oliver

Monday, April 25, 2016

Quotes of the day... 4/25/16

“It's not the load that breaks you down, 
it's the way you carry it.”
     ~ Lou Holtz

“I follow three rules: 
Do the right thing, do the best you can, 
and always show people you care. 
You’ve got to make a sincere attempt 
to have the right goals to begin with, 
then go after them with appropriate effort, 
and remember that you can’t really achieve 
anything great without the help of others.”
     ~ Lou Holtz

“Happiness is nothing more 
than having a poor memory.”
     ~ Lou Holtz